What to Watch Tonight: White Collar and Covert Affairs Back in Action, Reign Premieres and More

Covert Affairs - Season 4On TV this Thursday: White Collar returns, Covert Affairs resumes its Season 4 mission, Reign begins its rule, Project Runway says “Auf Wiedersehen” and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Sheldon fears too much “Amy time” after his lady friend takes a job at the university.

8 pm Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) | The Red Queen and Jafar face off and Alice concocts a plan to find Cyrus. In flashback, we learn how Alice and Cyrus fell in love and how the genie ended up in Wonderland. (Get scoop.)

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (CW) | Elena and Katherine have the same dream that Stefan needs their help, so they convince Damon to help them get his brother out of harm’s way. Their plans are thwarted by Tessa (guest-star Janina Gavankar, True Blood), who seems to know everything about Stefan’s past.

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9 pm Reign (CW) | Series premiere: How did Mary Stuart (played by Adelaide Kane, Teen Wolf) become Mary Queen of Scots, whom we vaguely remember from history class? This frothy drama explores her engagement to the French King’s son Francis (Toby Regbo, The Town), her relationship with her betrothed’s roguish half-bro (Torrance Coombs, The Tudors) and the prophecy-inspired distrust Francis’ mother (Megan Follows, Anne of Green Gables) had of Mary. (Get scoop, read TVLine’s First Impression.)

9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Season 5 premiere: Neal tries to clear Peter’s name in the wake of the FBI agent being arrested for Senator Pratt’s murder. (Get scoop and more scoop, then watch an exclusive video and a sneak peek!)

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | Season finale: The remaining designers showcase their lines at Lincoln Center in NYC. Scandal‘s Kerry Washington aka the best-dressed woman in primetime (and newly announced SNL host!) guest-judges.

9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | The gang puts off brainstorming ideas for a breakfast burrito ad to delve into each other’s private lives.

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10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Season 4 fall premiere: After faking her death in the summer finale, Annie begins her solo deep-cover operation. (Get scoop, more scoop and renewal news.)

10 pm Mythbusters: Zombie Special (Discovery) | What would happen if there were really a Walking Dead-style zombie invasion? I hope the team tests the myth that cable shows can’t grab more viewers than network programs!

10 pm Scandal (ABC) | A mysterious gig for a Midwestern mom leads Pope & Associates into a dangerous situation. (Get scoop on Jake’s return from Scott Foley!)

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!